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October 25, 2012

Terror Frame by Frame: Stop Motion Nightmares on Film

Exploring the way stop motion animation has shaped our on-screen nightmares for more than 80 years, Astron-6 director and animator Steve Kostanski will touch on the history of the films and craftsmen who have given life to mythical beasts and deadly monsters in films including Tetsuo: The Iron Man, Eraserhead and Jan Svankmajer’s Alice, as well as some of Steve’s own animated work.

8pm-10pm-ish, October 25, 2012
Projection Booth – East, 1035 Gerrard Steet East, Toronto
Cost: $15 at the door

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Instructor: Steve Kostanski

The director of Father’s Day and Manborg, Astron-6’s Steve Kostanski was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and has been making films since he was 12 years old. His earliest films were stop-motion animated on a super 8 camera that he borrowed from his dad, which he would later project for his family and friends. Though his tools have advanced over the years, Steven has not lost any of his interest in the spectacle of film, which to this day is the primary driving force behind all of his work. Steven has been fascinated by movies since a very young age, and has dabbled in many aspects of production. Along with animation, he also pursues makeup effects artistry, along with directing independent live action films. His newest film is Bio-Cop.

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  1. […] Steve Kostanski, the Toronto-based director of FATHER’S DAY and BIO-COP, is presenting “Terror Frame by Frame: Stop Motion Nightmares on Film,” featuring some of the stop-motion films that have inspired his own work. It promises to be […]

  2. […] Projection Booth East hosts the wonderful Beauty is Embarrassing starts at 3:00 pm and 5:0o pm. Then at 8:00 we’ve got the lastest Black Museum installment with Terror Frame by Frame: Stop Motion Animation on Film. […]